Fort McMurray-Conklin

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Fort McMurray-Conklin
Alberta electoral district
FortMcMurrayConklin in Alberta.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Laila Goodridge
United Conservative
District created2010
First contested2012
Last contested2015
Demographics
Census divisionsDivision No. 12, Division No. 16
Census subdivisionsAllison Bay 219, Chipewyan 201A, Dog Head 218, Fort Mackay, Gregoire Lake 176, Gregoire Lake 176A, Improvement District No. 349, Janvier 194, Lac la Biche County, Old Fort 217, Thabacha Náre 196A, Thebathi 196, Wood Buffalo

Fort McMurray-Conklin is a provincial electoral district in northern Alberta, Canada. The district was created in the 2010 boundary redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post voting system.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 2010 Alberta boundary re-distribution. It was created from the electoral district of Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo which was split in half to accommodate population growth which has occurred in the region over the past decade due to exploitation and development of the oil sands.[1]

Representation history[edit]

Assembly Years Member Party
See Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo 2004-2012
28th 2012–2015 Don Scott Progressive Conservative
29th 2015–2017 Brian Jean Wildrose
2017–2018 United Conservative
2018–2019 Laila Goodridge
See Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche 2019-

The riding's first representative was Progressive Conservative Don Scott, who served one term until defeated by Wildrose leader Brian Jean. Jean subsequently changed his affiliation to United Conservative when the two parties merged. After an unsuccessful run for the party's leadership, he decided to retire from politics, vacating the seat in early 2018. The resulting by-election was won easily by Jean's former staffer and previous Grande Prairie-Wapiti candidate Laila Goodridge for the United Conservatives.

Boundary history[edit]

The district's boundaries were not altered during its brief existence. In the redistribution of 2017, the riding was abolished and will be replaced with Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche for the next general election.

Election results[edit]

Graphical summary[edit]

2012 general election
7.9% 3.0% 49.0% 40.1%
NDP Lib Progressive Conservative Wildrose
2015 general election
30.8% 3.0% 22.3% 43.9%
NDP Lib Progressive Conservative Wildrose
2018 by-election
28.6% 67.0%
NDP A United Conservative

2018 by-election[edit]

Alberta provincial by-election, July 12, 2018
Upon the resignation of Brian Jean on March 5, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Conservative Laila Goodridge 2,689 67.02 +0.84
New Democratic Jane Stroud 1,149 28.64 -2.15
Alberta Party Sid Fayed 103 2.57
Liberal Robin Le Fevre 42 1.05 -1.98
Green Brian Deheer 29 0.72
Total valid votes 4,012
Rejected, spoiled and declined 20
Turnout 4,032 32.59 -11.86
Eligible voters 12,370
United Conservative notional hold Swing +1.50
Source(s)
Elections Alberta. "Election results". Retrieved August 13, 2018.

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Wildrose Brian Jean 2,950 43.85 +3.70
New Democratic Ariana Mancini 2,071 30.79 +22.86
Progressive Conservative Don Scott 1,502 22.33 −26.62
Liberal Melinda Hollis 204 3.03 +0.06
Total valid votes 6,727 99.10
Rejected, spoiled and declined 61 0.90 +0.07
Turnout 6,788 44.45 +8.15
Eligible voters 15,272
Wildrose gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +15.16
Source(s)
Elections Alberta. "Election Results - Fort McMurray-Conklin". Retrieved 2018-03-14.

2012 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Don Scott 2,588 48.95
Wildrose Doug Faulkner 2,123 40.16
New Democratic Paul Pomerleau 419 7.93
Liberal Ted Remenda 157 2.97
Total valid votes 5,287 99.17
Rejected, spoiled and declined 44 0.83
Turnout 5,331 36.30
Eligible voters 14,686
Progressive Conservative pickup new district.
Source(s)
Elections Alberta. "Election Results - Fort McMurray-Conklin". Retrieved 2018-03-14.



References[edit]

  1. ^ "Proposed Electoral Division Areas, Boundaries, and Names for Alberta" (PDF). Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission. June 2010. p. 20. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2011. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
  2. ^ "Bill 28 Electoral Divisions Act" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. 2010.

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